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Fish Central

#336 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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149-151 Central St, London EC1V 8AP, England
+44 20 7253 0229
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been living nearby for quite a while and it's a real shame I haven't tried this place earlier. It's really worth having dinner eat- reasonable prices, good choice on the menu, good food, friendly staff. Will come back for sure

Thank Maria A
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearly opposite this restaurant it seemed like the best option - and we were wowed by it. High quality fish, generous portions (I had grilled haddock, husband had roast cod), and remarkably low prices. Efficient service and friendly. The place was packed by 8 pm on a Saturday night but as service is fast tables do become available. There... More 

Thank Helen S
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here several times when staying around the corner. Always had a great meal. I'm a bit of a traditionalist so haddock, chips and mushy peas for me!

Thank 791IanW
newcastle, uk
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A great restaurant in the middle of an unlikely location as it looks like a 1960s parade of local shops. However, the decor is modern and clean whilst the choice of fish and seafood is certainly more varied than usual fish and chip shop fare. The standard of food was excellent and the prices were more in keeping with what... More 

Thank sunseekerman
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

they'd come to Barbican. I expected a greasy spoon. I got a very deceptive establishment that has been running since the late 60s. Brightly lit, broad selection of tables, cabbies eating battered cod and chips. But. White wine on the tables! Table cloths! Mussels in a tomato jus, man! Forget about the pre-conceptions of one unique method of cooking involving... More 

College Grove, Tennessee
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Out of the way place. Rated one of the top fish n chips. Was a little hard to find but worth it. Portion sizes were huge. Waiter was excellent. Reasonably priced.

Thank CPhillips-Clan
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited Fish Central with 3 work mates for our Christmas party, as always the food and service was brilliant. We were given free pitta and dips while perusing the menu, our starters were lovely and not too big as to fill you up for the main event. 2 of us had grilled Lobster, one seafood pasta (never seen so many... More 

Thank UKFlaxy
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Classy and so under priced! Staff are absolutely amazing, only live round the corner and go at least once a week, even just to say Hi to the staff. Absolutely amazing!

Thank lgilr0y
New Britain, Connecticut
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went to see a play at the Barbican Centre and needed a nearby restaurant. This place was perfect. Super affordable prices, great service, really fresh delicious fish dishes, no wait. Plus a close and quick half mile to the theater. Highly recommend!

Thank katiebugstars
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I just want to say this place was excellent. My partner and I went there for a birthday dinner for myself on Friday 2nd Dec. I had the oysters as I hadn't had them in years and wanted to treat myself. They were amazing. I left very happy. The staff are so friendly and happy to be there. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149-151 Central St, London EC1V 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 0229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?